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Codec Avatars Software Engineer

Pittsburgh, PA

Reality Labs Research (RL-R) brings together a diverse and highly interdisciplinary team of researchers and engineers to create the future of augmented and virtual reality. As a software engineer on the Live Telepresence team, you will enable the next generation of cutting-edge headsets that support the research behind photorealistic Codec Avatars, enabling people to interact with each other across distances in a way that is indistinguishable from in-person interactions.Our team cultivates an honest and considerate environment where self-motivated individuals thrive. We encourage a strong sense of ownership and embrace the ambiguity that comes with working on the frontiers of research.

Codec Avatars Software Engineer Responsibilities:

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  • Partner across teams in Reality Labs and Reality Labs Research
  • Enable the latest sensors on the newest headsets
  • Build tools, platforms, infrastructure and documentation that enable more efficient and effective research
  • Write clean readable code, debug complex problems that span systems, understand priorities and fulfill project needs efficiently
  • Collaborate in a diverse team environment across multiple scientific and engineering disciplines, making the architectural tradeoffs required to rapidly deliver software solutions
  • Learn constantly, build with inclusion as a core value, dive into new areas with unfamiliar technologies, and embrace the ambiguity of AR/VR problem solving
  • Build a community of researchers and developers by sharing software engineering best practices, tips and techniques
  • Develop robust processes for testing changes to ensure safe deployment in live systems
  • Collaborate with our user studies team to understand common failure cases, ascertain root causes, and improve the data research platform experience
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, relevant technical field, or equivalent practical experience.
  • 6+ years of C++ experience, including Modern C++ features and techniques
  • 4+ years of experience with the Android Open Source Project (AOSP) including native C/C++ development, services, and build system
  • Experience writing system level infrastructure, libraries, and applications
  • Experience with firmware development for resource constrained systems running an RTOS
  • Experience with sensor interfacing in time synchronized, soft real-time systems
  • Experience with software development practices such as source control, code reviews, unit testing, debugging and profiling
  • Experience with Linux and command line utilities
  • Proven collaborator with effective communication skills across teams of varying knowledge of components
  • Proven track record of shipping software
  • Experience working independently and in highly dynamic environments
  • Experience developing performant software and systems
  • Experience developing APIs, SDKs and developer tools
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience with Linux kernel development
  • Experience developing and managing large scale-distributed systems
  • Experience with Networking
  • Experience with cameras and optical systems, lighting systems, and audio systems
  • Experience with software development and debugging on Windows and Linux
  • Experience with real-time communication and inter-process communication
  • Experience developing software for Machine Learning, Computer Graphics, Computer Vision, or Robotics applications
  • Experience developing AR/VR applications
  • Experience with game engines like Unity
  • Experience building software for research related problems
About Meta:

Meta builds technologies that help people connect, find communities, and grow businesses. When Facebook launched in 2004, it changed the way people connect. Apps like Messenger, Instagram and WhatsApp further empowered billions around the world. Now, Meta is moving beyond 2D screens toward immersive experiences like augmented and virtual reality to help build the next evolution in social technology. People who choose to build their careers by building with us at Meta help shape a future that will take us beyond what digital connection makes possible today-beyond the constraints of screens, the limits of distance, and even the rules of physics.

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Client-provided location(s): Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Job ID: a1K2K00000908RkUAI
Employment Type: Other

Perks and Benefits

  • Health and Wellness

    • Health Insurance
    • Health Reimbursement Account
    • Dental Insurance
    • Vision Insurance
    • Life Insurance
    • Short-Term Disability
    • Long-Term Disability
    • FSA
    • FSA With Employer Contribution
    • HSA
    • HSA With Employer Contribution
    • Fitness Subsidies
    • On-Site Gym
    • Mental Health Benefits
  • Parental Benefits

    • Birth Parent or Maternity Leave
    • Non-Birth Parent or Paternity Leave
    • Fertility Benefits
    • Adoption Assistance Program
    • Family Support Resources
  • Work Flexibility

    • Flexible Work Hours
    • Remote Work Opportunities
    • Hybrid Work Opportunities
  • Office Life and Perks

    • Commuter Benefits Program
    • Casual Dress
    • Happy Hours
    • Snacks
    • Some Meals Provided
    • Company Outings
    • On-Site Cafeteria
    • Holiday Events
  • Vacation and Time Off

    • Paid Vacation
    • Unlimited Paid Time Off
    • Paid Holidays
    • Personal/Sick Days
    • Sabbatical
    • Leave of Absence
  • Financial and Retirement

    • 401(K)
    • 401(K) With Company Matching
    • Pension
    • Company Equity
    • Performance Bonus
    • Relocation Assistance
    • Financial Counseling
  • Professional Development

    • Learning and Development Stipend
    • Promote From Within
    • Mentor Program
    • Shadowing Opportunities
    • Access to Online Courses
    • Lunch and Learns
    • Internship Program
  • Diversity and Inclusion

    • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Program
    • Employee Resource Groups (ERG)
    • Founder led

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